Ancient Corinth and Olympia tour

Highlights:  Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Olympia Archaeological Site & Museum

Day 1 outline: Begin with a scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal to enjoy the magnificent view of the narrow canal that separates Peloponnese from the rest of Greece. Continue to the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth to visit the site and the museum of one of the most ancient towns of Greece (pottery evidence suggests the site was occupied from 6000BC). After lunch, depart for Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games, through Central Peloponnese and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia.

Day 2 outline: In the morning visit Ancient Olympia. Olympia was not a city, but a sacred precinct occupied exclusively by temples, dwellings for priests and officials, and public buildings in connection with the Pan-Hellenic games that were hosted there for more than a millennium. Explore the archaeological site including the Stadium, the Temples of Zeus & Hera, the Ancient Wrestling House and many more. Visit the museum and admire the sculptures from the Temple of Zeus, the statue of Nike Peonios, and the statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. After lunch, drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia following the coastal motorway for your return to Athens.

Starting point: Athens

Included: Private A/C vehicle & driver, Licensed English-speaking guide, Accommodation, Entrance fees to the indicated sites, Taxes OPTIONAL: Lunch (set menu), Beverages during meal (set package)

Activity level: MODERATE

Tips: Wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Carry a bottle of water and wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat, especially in the summer.